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    Default How to configure power management

    I'd like to be able to wake my desktop (using Gnome) from suspend state using the keyboard or mouse rather than the power button. Is it possible to configure that (especially given that both are wireless USB)?

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    Camalen NNTP User

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    gminnerup wrote:

    > I'd like to be able to wake my desktop (using Gnome) from suspend state
    > using the keyboard or mouse rather than the power button. Is it possible
    > to configure that (especially given that both are wireless USB)?


    Mmmm, good question! :-)

    Open gnome-terminal and run:

    ***
    cat /proc/acpi/wakeup
    ***

    To check what devices are available are currently enabled.

    Gretings,

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    Default Re: How to configure power management

    Because of other problems (see different thread) I can't run the Gnome terminal and don't seem to be able to cut and paste from Xterm. But basically the output is that all devices are S-state S4 and "disabled".
    Will have to revisit this one when I've got the other issues sorted...

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    Camalen NNTP User

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    gminnerup wrote:

    > Because of other problems (see different thread) I can't run the Gnome
    > terminal and don't seem to be able to cut and paste from Xterm. But
    > basically the output is that all devices are S-state S4 and "disabled".
    > Will have to revisit this one when I've got the other issues sorted...


    I have not read yest your issues with the gnome-terminal :-?, but you can
    always output to a file:

    So, open xterm and type:

    ***
    cat /proc/acpi/wakeup > /home/user/Desktop/file.txt
    ***

    And open that "file.txt" with your favorite editor :-)

    Note: replace "user" with your system user.

    Greetings,

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    Default Re: How to configure power management

    OK, I'm back again, now with KDE and very happy with it so far (on 4.2.4 now). Same question as above under Gnome, with one additional but closely related one:
    Vista has this rather nifty "hybrid sleep", which is basically suspend to RAM combined with hibernation to disk. Useful for me, because some obscure BIOS or motherboard or video card problem means that, every now and then, my computer (monitor, actually) won't come back from sleep and I have to power down and reboot. With "hybrid sleep", at least I'm back to the hibernation state.
    Can this be done in Linux? (Should this be a separate thread?)

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    Camalen NNTP User

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    gminnerup wrote:

    > OK, I'm back again, now with KDE and very happy with it so far (on 4.2.4
    > now). Same question as above under Gnome, with one additional but
    > closely related one:
    > Vista has this rather nifty "hybrid sleep", which is basically suspend
    > to RAM combined with hibernation to disk. Useful for me, because some
    > obscure BIOS or motherboard or video card problem means that, every now
    > and then, my computer (monitor, actually) won't come back from sleep and
    > I have to power down and reboot. With "hybrid sleep", at least I'm back
    > to the hibernation state.
    > Can this be done in Linux? (Should this be a separate thread?)


    Better a new thread to catch people's eyes, but... well, windows xp/vista is
    another world when it takes for hibernation and suspend. At least with
    certified computers these things go very smoothly and work just
    out-the-box: little problems, very effective and plenty of options for the
    user to configure.

    I do not use to suspend neither hibernate machines (I can't see the
    advantage, sorry planet Earth :-P) so can't tell you any tip for
    doing/managing this under suse :-(

    Greetings,

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    Default Re: How to configure power management

    Thanks, will start a new thread!

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